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Manager, Quality Systems

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
Start date
Jun 1, 2024

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Quality, Quality Control
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Manager, Quality Systems
United States - California - Foster City

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Making an impact on a global scale
Inclusion is one of the company’s five core values. That’s because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

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At Gilead, we're creating a healthier world for all people. For more than 35 years, we've tackled diseases such as HIV, viral hepatitis, COVID-19 and cancer - working relentlessly to develop therapies that help improve lives and to ensure access to these therapies across the globe. We continue to fight against the world's biggest health challenges, and our mission requires collaboration, determination and a relentless drive to make a difference.

Every member of Gilead's team plays a critical role in the discovery and development of life-changing scientific innovations. Our employees are our greatest asset as we work to achieve our bold ambitions, and we're looking for the next wave of passionate and ambitious people ready to make a direct impact.

We believe every employee deserves a great leader. People Leaders are the cornerstone to the employee experience at Gilead and Kite. As a people leader now or in the future, you are the key driver in evolving our culture and creating an environment where every employee feels included, developed and empowered to fulfil their aspirations. Join Gilead and help create possible, together.

Job Description

Manager, Quality Systems

  • Supports, facilitates, and adapts the Gilead Quality Management System for equipment, utilities, facilities, processes, and/or automation systems to ensure that it meets regulatory and industry standards and expectations.
  • Provide quality oversight for commissioning, qualification, and validation activities for GxP pilot plants and GMP warehouse equipment, utilities, and automation systems.
  • Work closely with the Business Process Owners, Facilities, Validation, and Engineering teams to ensure that GxP systems are deployed according to company standards and relevant regulations and maintained in a validated state.
  • Reviews and approves validation deliverables for medium-to-large-sized projects.
  • Provide technical and quality qualification assessment and approval for engineering and process changes.
  • Review and approve Pilot Plant's GMP Drawings
  • Review and approve Asset Induction, Unscheduled work orders, and environmental monitoring records.
  • Review and approve procedures, work instructions, and other governing documents to support Gilead's GxP systems.
  • Provide oversight and QA approvals for GxP Deviations, CAPAs, and change controls to ensure activities comply with Gilead procedures and regulatory requirements.
  • Provide expert guidance on commissioning and validation activities on equipment, utilities (e.g., HVAC, Nitrogen, Water Systems), and automation systems (Siemens BMS, EBR, GxP PI Historian, Process Control Systems).
  • Maintains programs and processes to ensure high-quality products and compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
  • Interface with regulatory agencies as required.
  • Performs various activities to ensure compliance with quality systems, quality procedures, and applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Manages QA personnel, including organizing and prioritizing daily tasks, performing training, and writing performance reviews.
  • Participate in developing training programs regarding all aspects of quality systems administration.
  • Participates in compliance audits as required.

Knowledge and Skills:
  • Demonstrates proficiency in regulatory requirements pertaining to equipment, utilities, facilities, and automation systems commissioning/validation in GxP environments.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in understanding and applying GMP regulations related to manufacturing, GMP warehouse, test laboratories, and facility operations.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of qualification engineering principles and concepts applicable to process, system performance, and regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrate a strong technical and analytical understanding of Biologics Manufacturing.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of risk management principles, including identification, controls, mitigations, and actions.
  • Demonstrate ability to problem solve and lead process improvements.
  • Demonstrate ability to lead cross-functional meetings and make decisions as a QA representative.
  • Demonstrates strong verbal, technical writing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience interfacing with regulatory authorities to present company methodologies and deliverables during inspections.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or life sciences and 6+ years of relevant experience in a GMP environment-related field; or a master's degree and 4+ years of relevant experience in a GMP environment-related field.

The salary range for this position is: $133,280.00 - $172,480.00. Gilead considers a variety of factors when determining base compensation, including experience, qualifications, and geographic location. These considerations mean actual compensation will vary. This position may also be eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, discretionary stock-based long-term incentives (eligibility may vary based on role), paid time off, and a benefits package. Benefits include company-sponsored medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans*.

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* Eligible employees may participate in benefit plans, subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable plans.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'Know Your Rights' poster.



Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

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Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North America, Europe and Australia.

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